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Meanwhile I take a look at this you're looking live at the helicopter that went down.
A New York's East River yesterday about 3 o'clock killing one person it's been move this morning and is now the key piece of evidence as investigators try to figure out what happened yesterday.
Mechanical failure probably the suspected cause.
The sightseeing chopper plunging and the East River just after take off yesterday afternoon around 31 woman was killed a British tourists celebrating her fortieth birthday.
Also on board her parents a family friend.
And the pilot.
Also offering this well they survived to remain in hospital this morning.
Have family come here to see and experience the best of our city.
And end up in a tragic accident like this just breaks your heart.
-- -- Witnesses say the chopper started spinning out of control moments after it took off.
On the east side of one of those witnesses -- medical analyst doctor Marc Siegel He was on the scene.
Doctor -- what was it like.
You know it was an unbelievable collection of both the fire department the police department the office of emergency management.
They're trained to do terrorism but they're ready for a situation like this for exactly that reason.
The Hercules -- the counterterrorism unit was actually investigating a suspicious package nearby.
And they heard about this they came over dove into the water swam out to the helicopter.
As you know the pilot.
The elderly gentleman were clinging to the sides of the helicopter they brought them back.
Two people were submerged now from a medical point of view.
These two people that are actually are doing quite well as of this moment in critical condition but they their -- and that being shall fluid.
And something that hasn't been reported Bryant is that they actually suffer from hypothermia because.
The -- is about 55 to sixty degrees there -- 98 point six they're submerged for about twenty minutes to half hour.
You know one of them actually -- -- temperatures in the low ninety's we've got to get the temperatures slowly up they got to get the water out of the water on the democratic.
They were near drowning and and the lungs fill with fluid that's exactly why don't you -- While I was there actually because my offices nearby and I heard about it and I ran over and I was talking with a police into the fire department Colin can a person be submerged under water like that -- -- At that temperature they can be submerged under water for several minutes and survived twenty minutes to a half hour up to an hour to stop -- I'll tell you walk -- to watch.
It depends on.
How much water is in their lungs and whether when they come to the surface they're getting any.
Any breathing and -- but the other thing is that when -- temperatures body temperatures go low.
Your brain lasts longer so that's the benefit of -- but I'll tell you what else happens your heart has a written -- and the young woman.
That's currently in Bellevue hospital had a cardiac arrest.
But was brought back to your hearts in trouble.
Your lungs are in trouble which are -- longer.
And the one fatality in this was woman who was celebrating with that flight her fortieth birthday she was a woman who wound up.
That the helicopter was upside down slightly submerged eventually went on the bottom and that's where the rescue workers were able free.
Her forty feet down to the bottom of the East -- by -- it was way too late but the book because of this Hercules crew.
The other two that war one was caught in the helicopter so -- she was freed.
And brought out in a matter of minutes but -- lungs fill with fluid and submerged and -- -- -- -- and looking good.
The father the elderly gentlemen -- I guess was frantic trying get back into the chopper to save his daughter exert horrible horrible scene but.
Thanks to all the rescue workers out -- in yourself included.
Unbelievable series and this what this is what America's all about -- Europe for terrorism but this is what we're all about you know -- and a lot of people were in the right place at the right time right doctor Marc Siegel thanks for stopping by to give us your eyewitness account so excellent.
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